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World War One - Casualty List


Lance  Corporal

John  Shrubsole



Born  in Hastingleigh, Baptised 23 Feb 1889 at Hastingleigh Church

Service No.





2nd Battalion East Kent Regiment, The Buffs

Military Notes:


Enlisted  at Canterbury 24 Nov 1906 having been a Labourer.
His service record describes him as aged 18 years and 2 months old, 5ft 5inches tall, 114 lbs, brown hair, grey eyes, of Wesleyan faith. 6 months later after training and a gymnastics course he was 5ft 6 inches tall, and weighing 130 lbs.
Home 24 Nov 1906-31 Jan 1908
Vessel: HMT Braemar Castle 1 Feb 1908- 27 Feb 1908
South Africa 28 Feb 1908 - 26 Oct 1908
Vessel: RInMS Dufferin 27 Oct 1908-20 Nov 1908
Hong Kong 21 Oct 08-4 Dec 1910
Vessel: RAMS Hardings 5 Dec 1910-10 Dec 1910
Singapore 11 Dec 1910-24 Jan 1913
Vessel: RIMS Northbrook 25 Jan 1913-31 Jan 1913
India 1 Feb 1913-15 Nov 1914
Vessel: SS Hoe
Home 16 Nov 1914-6 Mar 1915
British Expeditionary Force 7 Mar 1915-3 May 1915 Killed in Action
Awarded the 1014-1915 Star; which was sent to his mother Eleanor Reeves.

Family Notes:


Son  of George Shrubsole and
Eleanor Shrubsole (nee Thomsett of Wye -  m.1880 Maidstone )

Full Brother of Elizabeth Shrubsole b.1881, Bertha Shrubsole b.1882 and Alice Shrubsole b.1885.

Half brother of Eleanor Winifred Reeves b.1895, Marshall Frank Reeves b.1896 and Bertie James Reeves.
1891 address: Denward Street Cottages, Crundale, Kent (with maternal grandparents James and Rebecca Thomsett while his mother was working in Brabourne and his father was with his parents and Johns siblings)

1901 address: -unable to locate John (not with his mother and her partner Marshall Reeves.)
1911 address:Tanglin Barracks, Singapore (Private in H Company, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs.) 

Next  of Kin at time of death: Eleanor Reeves (mother), Simmons Farm, Upper Platt, Borough Green, Kent; later of Woodmans Cottage, Platt, Kent.  Eleanor's mother Rebecca Goldup was also born in Hastingleigh.

Civilian Occupation:


Career  Soldier 2nd Battalion, The Buffs. 


Not  Married and No children at time of death



03  May 1915


1.     Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 12/14

   NOT commemorated in Hastingleigh or Elmsted



 Army Medal Index Card for John Shrubsole.